The Portuguese authorities have confirmed 25 new corona virus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the balance of deaths to a pandemic to 928 months, which Prime Minister António Costa says will continue to shape the lives of all citizens for the next 24 years.
“Full normality will not be restored until there is a vaccine,” Costa admitted on Monday during an event when he clarified that with or without a state of emergency, certain controls will be required to prevent a possible Covid rebound -19 disease.
The Ministry of Health has reported 24,027 infected so far this Monday, 163 more than on Sunday, while the number of people recovered has risen to 1,357, 28 more. The government estimates that ICU occupancy is 57 percent on average, the RTP network reports.
The Portuguese government plans to approve this week’s plan to ease the March 4-month measures to curb the spread of the virus. Costa has admitted the efforts of businesses and citizens in the past few weeks, but insisted that every step should be taken “step by step and safely”.
Costa has warned that restaurants should limit their capacity, and the use of masks may be mandatory on public transportation or in educational centers, Bloomberg reports.